STAR WARS. From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker.

New York: Del Rey/Ballantine, (1976). Later printing. Hardcover. If this Science Fiction Book Club edition had the correct code "S27" to the gutter of page 183 (last page of text) it would be the rare first edition. Alas, the code on this copy, in the gutter of page 183 is instead "Y33". "Bold, imaginative and packed with excitement, STAR WARS is destined to become a classic in the genre (an understatement!). This is the novel that brings that "sense of wonder" back to science fiction, each page brimming with heroic adventure, unexpected marvels and amazing characters..., etc" (from the front flap dust jacket copy). "Book Club Edition" to bottom of front flap. Rear flap has the number "2403" at bottom, below PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. Back panel has credits from the film, cast members, writer and director, producer, production designer, director of photography, music, special visual effects supervisors, miniatures and optical effects and production and mechanical effects. Front cover is a painting (supplied by 20th Century Fox) by John Berkey of Skywalker and Princess Leia, among others. Bound into the text are two sections of color stills from the film (supplied by 20th Century Fox), the first set is between pages 42 & 43, the second set of color stills are bound between pages 138 & 139. The film went on to win 6 Oscars and was directed by George Lucas and starred Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness and many others. Fine copy bound in light grey boards with black (blue?) stamping to spine / a very good. Item #ESB12472

Price: $125.00

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